Gambino's Pizza

404 Circle Drive, Silver Lake

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Bring the family and top your thin- or original-crust pizza with any of the mix of about 20 toppings. The Silver Lake store closes from 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. (Updated 5.24.10)

Gas & Shop

1900 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Sure, the name of this North Topeka place is Gas & Shop, but it could easily be Gas & Eat. You’ll have a hard time finding any place in town that sells more biscuits and gravy than this gas station and convenience store does between 5 and 11 a.m. each day. The place goes through at least 12 gallons of gravy a day – 18 to 20 gallons during a weekend breakfast shift. Gas & Shop always has a pot of hot homemade chili and sells homemade sandwiches with Fanestil meat, including the popular Fanestil Party Time Ham sandwich. Those food items are available until midnight.
Food has been a big part of Gas & Shop since the place opened in 1980 or 1981. And owners give thanks for their loyal customers, who continued patronizing Gas & Shop when construction on the neighboring Topeka Boulevard Bridge decreased traffic to the area and threatened business before the bridge reopened in 2008. Gas & Shop pays customers back with inexpensive prices. (Updated 5.28.10)

Globe Indian Cuisine Restaurant and Bar

117 S.E. 10th, Topeka

Globe, a family owned eatery, has offered authentic Indian cuisine to the downtown crowd during lunch and to family diners in the evening since 2002. All dishes - vegetables, rice, chicken, seafood, etc. - are cooked individually in the traditional style of northern India.

Godfather's Pizza

5300 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

Since 1973, this chain that began in Omaha, Neb., has been serving hot, fresh pizza. Top one of three crusts – original, golden or thin – with any of the nearly 20 toppings. This location offers a lunch buffet weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet fun continues 5 to 8 Tuesday evenings. Have a big group? Ask about reserving the lobby space. It’s free.

Godfather's Pizza

1835 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Since 1973, this chain that began in Omaha, Neb., has been serving hot, fresh pizza. Top one of three crusts – original, golden or thin – with any of the nearly 20 toppings. Check out the lunch buffet weekdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and try all your favorites. (Updated 5.28.10)

Golden Corral

1601 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Golden Corral is a family-oriented, buffet-style restaurant. Enjoy several themed buffets, including a soup bar, a salad bar, steak and hot meats, Mexican food and other favorites. Don't forget to finish your meal with one of the wonderful choices on the dessert buffet!

Golden Eagle Casino

1121 Goldfinch Road, Horton

Golden Eagle Casino, located six miles west of Horton on K-20 highway, offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options for hungry gamblers.

Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, with a buffet on Sunday. There's a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, a dinner buffet from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a lunch/dinner buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dinner, which ranges from $10.95 to $14.95, follows a different theme each night - Ribeye steak on Monday, seafood on Tuesday, tacos and potato bar for $5.00 on Wednesday, steak and shrimp on Thursday, catfish on Friday, prime rib and barbecue on Saturday, and homestyle favorites on Sunday.

If the restaurant is closed, try the 24-hour snack bar. (Updated 5.28.10)

Goose Again

5630 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

Formerly Sidelines, Goose Again is a new sports bar located in Fleming Place. Goose Again opened in mid-October 2010 and is more than your typical bar and grill with a wait staff that goes above and beyond the effort you'd expect. The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. and stays open until 10 or 11 p.m. — allowing you to fill your belly late into the evening. Look for fantastic drink specials most nights served by a friendly staff and mixed by a talented bartender.

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

1336 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

Conveniently located near Washburn University, the Great Wall offers quick delivery of all your favorite Chinese cuisine to area addresses, and a casual dining environment for those looking for a sit-down restaurant. (Updated 5.28.10)

Hanover Pancake House

1034 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Hanover Pancake House has been serving Topekans since 1969. Its slogan is: "Food so great, you'll scrape your plate!" Hanover serves both breakfast and lunch favorites in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, and is popular among the downtown Topeka lunch crowd.